Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Modern French Manicure






I love having fresh clean nails. It's nice to have a bit of colour every once in a while but in my opinion nothing can beat a french manicure. So I decided on the spur of the moment to give myself one - but give my nails a twist.
When I reviewed Essie's Mademoiselle, I made a point of noting that it would be a great colour to do a french manicure with. It is a bit of a pain because it's thin so it takes 3 to 4 coats to start building up the colour. However this reduces drying time dramatically.
After I painted my nails, I then put a layer of Rimmel's Matte Top Coat over the top and it looked absolutely gorgeous. I well and truly love the look. The pink was the perfect nude for my skin tone and I could have easily stopped at this without putting the tips on because I loved it so much. However, I did decide to put on some white tips just to see how it would look and it turned out really well. I just used Barry M's White Nail Paint, using the brush to coat the ends of my nails very carefully. I loved that the white was glossy but the nails were matte, natural and pretty flawless. I would definitely start doing matte french manicures more often now. I think it'll look gorgeous and clean this spring/summer!

6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous nails! I can never get my white tips perfect like you have done :(
    xx

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    1. Thanks hun! It took a lot of patience I have to admit. I didn't think I would be able to do it! aha. Years of practice must be starting to pay off! xxo

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  2. They look great with the matte polish over the top. So impressed at how perfect the white tips are too, I can't get mine even/straight at all. You must have the perfect steady hand! X

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    1. Thanks. I thought that with my luck with barry m brushes it was never going to happen but I guess I got lucky :) Rimmel actually one a white nail polish espescially for french manicures with an angeled tip to make it easier. I normally use that one but it's at home at the moment so i've had to borrow a friends. Life of a struggling student. Haha xxo

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  3. Wow they are lovely :) What a neato idea :)

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